2024-05-23

ALULA MOMENTS CALENDAR 2023

DISCOVER ALULA MOMENTS

Unlock the wonders of AlUla and explore the extraordinary landscapes and unique events and festivals offered year-round – a year full of art, wellness, heritage, adventure, sports and music.

Get ready for the extraordinary.

ALULA CAMEL CUP

14 MAR – 17 MAR

Set to be ‘The Pinnacle of Camel Racing’, experience the AlUla Camel Cup. A true spectator sport, experience four days of exhilarating camel races and get a taste of one of the region’s oldest sports. Cheer on these magnificent animals as they compete for the highest prize per round in camel racing history. 

RAMADAN & EID AL-FITR

22 MAR – 22 APR

With special Ramadan accommodation offers, spectacular Iftar and Suhoor settings, as well as a myriad of exciting outdoor evening adventures, AlUla puts a special emphasis on family time during Ramadan. Join in on the traditional celebrations of Eid AlFitr by sharing breakfast and trying fresh juices, tea and coffee with locals.

ALULA SKIES FESTIVAL

26 APR – 13 MAY

AlUla’s skies will see 50 colourful balloons flying high over the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra. Alongside the balloons will be a series of immersive events that celebrate the majestic ancient desert and the galaxy above, such as elevated stargazing experiences and much more.

EXTREME ADVENTURE ALULA

7 JUN – 10 JUN

High adrenaline and high heat in a highly challenging environment, Extreme Adventure AlUla brings a series of physical challenges and obstacles to maximise the surrounding landscapes of AlUla. From abseiling, hiking, cycling, dune buggies, rock climbing and many more – Adventure is part of AlUla’s DNA.

SUMMER IN ALULA

1 JULY – 1 SEP

Summer has always been a special time in AlUla, where locals and travellers alike found refuge in the lush AlUla Oasis. As the heat rises across the Arabian Peninsula, AlUla’s verdant oasis bears fruits, gives shade and becomes a place for respite and relaxation, a gem of the Arabian Peninsula in the summer.

EID AL-ADHA

8 JUL – 13 JUL

Surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful natural landscapes, captivating history and culture, and unique dining concepts, AlUla is a fascinating place to spend the Eid AlAdha holiday. From exploring Hegra to challenging yourself at rock climbing, do something different this Eid.

ALULA WELLNESS FESTIVAL

20 OCT – 5 NOV

Bringing the best of the world of wellness, restoration and relaxation to AlUla this festival is the biggest wellness event in the region. The flagship event – The Five Senses Sanctuary – will return with renowned practitioners, offering yoga, meditation, talks, and fitness in the stunning surroundings of the oasis.

AZIMUTH FESTIVAL

22 SEP – 25 SEP

After a wildly successful 2022 edition featuring DJ Snake, Parov Stellar, BKR and many other regional and international DJs, AZIMUTH returns to AlUla. Taking place once again during the Saudi National Day Holiday, this music festival will offer a mix of music, art and more on a one-of-a-kind Sand Floor.

ANCIENT KINGDOMS FESTIVAL

17 NOV – 3 DEC

In this second edition of the Ancient Kingdoms Festival, explore the relationship between the three interconnected ancient oases of Northwest Arabia – AlUla, Khaybar and Tayma. More immersive experiences and spectacular events will showcase these timeless oases’ historic and natural landscapes.

WINTER AT TANTORA

21 DEC 2023 – 20 JAN 2024

Being the region’s longest-running music and culture festival, Winter at Tantora returns for its fifth season. Featuring cultural events, musical concerts, wellness, nature, fashion, dining and more, Winter at Tantora showcases the best of AlUla.

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